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A 55-year-old woman was sentenced to life in prison this week for raping a mentally challenged 21-year-old man at his home in Krugersdorp.
The woman was hired as the victim's caregiver. She raped and sexually assaulted the victim while his parents were away. After the victim told a neighbor about his ordeal, the matter was reported.
Krugerdorp Regional Court found her guilty and sentenced her to life in prison for rape and six years for sexual assault. The sentences will be read in order.
Ntshabeleng Graider Komane, 30, was sentenced to ten years in prison for raping a 22-year-old woman in another incident.
Komane asked the victim to accompany him to his friend's house in Etwatwa on the evening of August 20, 2021. There was no one there when I arrived. Komane dragged the victim into the house and raped her with a knife.
Benoni Regional Court found him guilty and sentenced him on November 24, 2021.
Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, the Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, praised the investigating officers for their thorough investigations that ensured the perpetrators remained behind bars. "I am pleased with these sentences because victims will now be safe and secure in the knowledge that the perpetrators have been expelled from society."
The Provincial Commissioner also reassured the public that the SAPS in Gauteng is committed to combating crimes against women and children. "In the fight against GBVF, we are unwavering. With this period designated as 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women and Children, we will ramp up our year-round campaigns ", Lt Gen Mawela reaffirmed.
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